by Mayor Tammy

Spring is such an exciting time of year. It’s a time for new beginnings and fun activities with friends and family in our community. And boy, do we have some fun things headed your way!

May kicks off with Unplug and Be Outside in our community! Our Parks and Recreation team has been busy putting together a variety of activities for people of all ages to participate during the week of May 5—12. There’s something for everyone - so turn off the television, put down your phone, head outside and enjoy some new activities! Classes include a community garden tour, family night at Meridian HomeCourt, dance classes, introduction to outdoor photography, fishing, an introduction to flag football, and more! To see a full list of classes visit, or pick up a printed schedule at our Kick-Off event that is set for Saturday, May 5 from 10am-2pm at Kleiner Park. The event includes a performance by the Summerwind Skippers, a jump rope workshop, free bike tire flat repairs sponsored by Republic Services and the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department, the Boise Co-Op’s Smoothie Bike will be on hand to try out and more fun! 

New this year I’m hosting an Unplug Challenge and our parks team has gathered some great prizes that you could win by simply setting aside technology for the week! Grab an Unplug Bingo Card during the Unplug Kick-Off on Saturday, May 5 and play to win prizes, including season passes to Roaring Springs Water Park, a free meal at Blue Sky Bagels, and more! A full list of prizes can be found at the link above.

We hope this week can be a helpful step in learning how to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle that will last all year long. And speaking of getting healthy in Meridian – we’ve made it easier to enjoy the Five Mile Creek Pathway, connecting it’s route through a main part of town. This month I got to help celebrate the grand opening of our new pathway segment that connects Badley Street to Fairview Avenue along Five Mile Creek. This addition is a critical part of our pathway system here in Meridian, and I’m so excited that it’s finally finished. After the ceremony, the Meridian Parks and Recreation Commission embarked on their annual pathways bike tour, which ended near Ustick & Ten Mile. There are many plans to extend this pathway, as this is a major focus of our parks and recreation department.

From pathways to parks, even indoor activities, there is plenty of fun to be had this spring in Meridian. Enjoy! I look forward to unplugging with you, May 5-12!

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